“A revelation.” — Angela Duckworth “Enlightening.” — Steven Pinker “Fascinating.” — Daniel H. Pink “Insightful and engaging.” — Daniel Gilbert “Stopped me in my tracks.” — Adam Grant “An intriguing new way to think about a complicated emotion.” — New York Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What explains the massive success of Steve Jobs, a man with great ideas but weak programming skills and a questionable managerial style? How did Dean Karnazes—the famed “Ultramarathon Man”—transform himself from a directionless desk jockey into an extreme athlete who once ran fifty marathons in fifty days? As the renowned emotion researcher Jessica Tracy reveals, each of these superachievers has been motivated by an often maligned emotion: pride. Its dark, hubristic side is well known, but Tracy shows that pride is also essential for helping us become our best, brightest selves. It makes us strive for excellence. In the right doses and the right contexts, it has been proven to boost creativity, motivate altruism, and confer power and prestige on those who display it. In Pride, Tracy explains how we can make this double-edged emotion serve us—rather than the other way around. “A must-read for anyone pursuing noteworthy goals.” — Publishers Weekly Previously published in hardcover as TAKE PRIDE.
Everything You Didn't Know About the Bahamas Flag!You may be shocked at how much is not known about the Bahamian flag. Sure, we know the colours, or do we?. We know what they mean, or do we? Do you know that it takes an announcement from Government House to proclaim national mourning and the time to fly Flag at half-mast? Do we know when to hoist and lower the Flag? This information and more are crammed into this fascinating new book, a must-have for anyone is interested in flags, and in particular, the proper protocol for displaying flags. An in-depth presentation is done for the display such as use on land and sea of The National Flag of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, along with the other Official Flags.There's a glossary that would make you a Scrabble star, terms like fimbriation, a narrow edging or border on a flag to separate the two other colours. As for the term fly, when it comes to flag talk, it's the half or edge furthest away from the flagpole. Regarding the right position for flying the Bahamian flag, it should be to the observer's left and before all other flags.This book is an excellent resource for every Bahamian and anyone interested in The Bahamas. May you enjoy the information presented herein.Cheryl C. Strachan has matriculated at College of The Bahamas and Nova Southeastern University. She got the idea for the book when, as a businesswoman, she could not find Bahamas Flag protocol information anywhere. Since 1993 she has spent years researching flag etiquette and protocol. What started out as a desire to obtain information, became a passion, a business and now this book.This book is sanctioned by the Ministry of National Security, Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Vom historischen Hintergrund der Entstehung des Romans bis hin zur Darstellung und Rolle der Liebe im Buch und zu Zeiten des 18.-19. Jahrhunderts
Author: Susanne Hahn
Category: Literary Criticism
Das im Jahre 1813 erschiene Buch „Pride and Prejudice“ der Autorin Jane Austen handelt von dem zeitlosen Thema, das Menschen seit jeher am meisten beschäftigt: der Liebe. Die vorliegende Studie beschäftigt sich mit der Rolle der Liebe zu Zeiten Austens und geht insbesondere auf die Fragestellung ein inwiefern Liebe und Heirat zusammengehörten. Dabei wird Bezug auf Austens Werk genommen und die Darstellung von Liebe in ihrem Roman analysiert. Es wird gezeigt auf welche Art und Weisen die Autorin Liebe und Gefühle verdeutlicht und wie die Darstellung sich von anderen Liebesromanen unterscheidet.
In this series of detailed studies, Andy Orchard demonstrates the changing range of Anglo-Saxon attitudes towards the monstrous by reconsidering the monsters of Beowulf against the background of early medieval and patristic teratology and with reference to specific Anglo-Saxon texts.
THE STORY: Alternating between 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE examines changing attitudes to sexuality and the perennial themes of love, lust and betrayal. In 1958 Philip is married to Sylvia but finds himself falling in love with another man. His refusa
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader enjoy the characters and situations as Austen intended and not merely as relics of a long-past era.Jane?s Austen?s delightfully scathing satire on class, pride, and proper behavior is as beloved today as it was when first published in 1813. The long road that the quick-witted, sharp-tongued Elizabeth Bennet and the haughty Darcy travel from mutual disdain to unfulfilled longing and finally to love and marriage is beset with obstacles in the form of Elizabeth?s insufferable mother, irrepressible younger sister, and Darcy?s own secret pain.In Pride and Prejudice, Austen has captured not only the frivolous sensibilities of early-nineteenth-century provincial England, but also the hearts and minds of anyone who has loved outside of social expectations and aspired to a happiness beyond mere propriety.
Wallace Ford explodes onto the fiction scene with a rare and revealing glimpse into the world of New Yorks African-American elite. . . When Sture Jorgenson migrated from Norway to New York, he knew he was coming to the city of eight million stories--but he had no idea what fate had in store for him. His rise from dishwasher at the Water Club to part-owner of a hotspot restaurant named for tragic legend Dorothy Dandridge has him rubbing elbows with many powerful people, but when Sture gains entrée into "The Pride," he becomes part of that coterie of New Yorks most accomplished black men and women, the lions and lionesses whose lives intersect on Wall Street, in Harlem, in the Hamptons, and on Park Avenue. . . Despite the haunting deaths of those closest to him, Paul Taylor has charged ahead, driven by ambition, demons--and dreams for his beloved baby son. A lawyer, businessman, patron of the Water Club, part-owner of Dorothys restaurant, and charter member of The Pride, Paul is living the good life, complete with luxurious Harlem townhouse, fine wine, and fine women. Of course, even the good life has its complications. . . Beautiful, elegant, and gifted with rapier-sharp wit, Diedre Douglas is Pauls ex-wife, and a financial success in her own right. She has turned her close encounter with the glass ceiling into a thriving business enterprise. But for a woman at the top, there are always new challenges. . . Gordon Perkins is Wall Streets top black investment banker, a man whose brilliance and drive are exceeded only by his insatiable appetite for domination, control, and cruelty. His wife, Kenitra, is one of many who have suffered at Gordons hands. Those who get close to him get hurt--with one notable exception. . . From the glitz and the glamour to the power struggles, private dramas--and the surprising color lines drawn even at the highest levels of society--here is an intriguing portrait of a phenomenal city, its fascinating people, and their secrets.
Sie hat einen Traum und niemand kann sie aufhalten. Die 16-jährige Bri wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als eine berühmte Rapperin zu werden. Als Tochter einer Rap-Legende ist das nicht leicht: Ihr Vater starb, kurz bevor er den großen Durchbruch schaffte, und Bri tritt in riesengroße Fußstapfen. Dann verliert ihre Mutter ihren Job. Plötzlich gehören Essensausgaben, Zahlungsaufforderungen und Kündigungen ebenso zu Bris Alltag wie Reime und Beats. Als sich die unbezahlten Rechnungen stapeln und ihre Familie kurz davor ist, ihre Bleibe zu verlieren, wird klar: Eine berühmte Rapperin zu werden, ist für Bri nicht länger nur ein Wunsch, sondern ein Muss ...
This book examines the ways in which our ideas about language and identity which used to be framed in national and political terms as a matter of rights and citizenship are increasingly recast in economic terms as a matter of added value. It argues that this discursive shift is connected to specific characteristics of the globalized new economy in what can be thought of as "late capitalism". Through ten ethnographic case studies, it demonstrates the complex ways in which older nationalist ideologies which invest language with value as a source of pride get bound up with newer neoliberal ideologies which invest language with value as a source of profit. The complex interaction between these modes of mobilizing linguistic resources challenges some of our ideas about globalization, hinting that we are in a period of intensification of modernity, in which the limits of the nation-State are stretched, but not (yet) undone. At the same time, this book argues, this intensification also calls into question modernist ways of looking at language and identity, requiring a more serious engagement with capitalism and how it constitutes symbolic (including linguistic) as well as material markets.
For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?
“Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful.” —Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics. Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster’s mate? Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her. Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way.
Austen’s most celebrated novel tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men. At a party near the Bennets’ home in the English countryside, Elizabeth meets the wealthy, proud Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth initially finds Darcy haughty and intolerable, but circumstances continue to unite the pair. Mr. Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth’s wit and candor, while her reservations about his character slowly vanish. The story is as much a social critique as it is a love story, and the prose crackles with Austen’s wry wit.
The Ancient Greeks--What's there to be proud of about the ancient Greeks? Well, only that they set the groundwork for all of Western Civilization, thought up the concept of democracy, encouraged more original thinking than anyone before or since, and actually celebrated same-sex love. The Castro--For any gay first-time visitor, alighting from the trolley at the famous intersection of Castro and Market in San Francisco is like stepping into Oz. Historian Susan Stryker has called it "the symbolic main street of the city's queer community and an emblem of gay pride around the world." It has become synonymous with liberation, freedom, and celebration, and while today there are many vibrant gay neighborhoods, the Castro retains an enduring place in the hearts of gay men and lesbians everywhere. Alan Turing--The founder of computer science. A brilliant mathematician. Philosopher, wartime codebreaker, visionary--and an unapologetic gay man well ahead of his time. The NEA Four--Tim Miller, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Karen Finley--two gay men, a lesbian, and a queer-identified straight woman. No wonder these performance artists were singled out by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 and denied artists' grants, causing an international uproar that still has ramifications today. These are just a few of the fabulous reasons for Gay Pride. Read on to find out more about the queer pioneers, past and present, who have made the world a braver, bolder, and better place--for everyone! We're here. We're queer. Get used to it! As if Alexander the Great, the Harlem Renaissance, A Member of the Wedding, and piano bars weren't enough, here are 101 fabulous reasons to celebrate the rich heritage and vast cultural contributions of gays and lesbians. This inspiring, joyous book triumphantly commemorates the many ways gays and lesbians have profoundly shaped the face of the world's politics, art, literature, music, theatre, cinema, sports, civil rights, and much more. From the fighting spirit of the Radical Faeries to the groundbreaking TV comedy of Will and Grace, from Walt Whitman's immortal "Song of Myself" to the incendiary power of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and the searingly candid art of Frida Kahlo, gays and lesbians have made life sweeter, deeper, more humane, and, well, so much more fabulous. Need more reasons to be glad? How about: • Gay places of pride: The Castro, Bloomsbury, Metropolitan Community Church, Berlin. • Literary gays: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison. • Gay power brokers: The Sony Building in New York, Freed's Fairies and the MGM musicals, Dykes on Bikes, PFLAG, ACT-UP. • Gay stars: Ian McKellan, Elton John, Rudy Galindo, Martina Navratilova, Ellen DeGeneres, Marlene Dietrich. Whether it's the wicked fun of camp, the powerful impact of queer cinema, or the lazy, summertime pull of Provincetown, Gay Pride is filled with an array of reasons to live proud that is as diverse and beautiful as the gay and lesbian community it celebrates.
"Pride", the second installment in the deadly Sins Series, continues the fast-paced action which surrounds derring-do FBI Agent Jake Chase as he is pushed to the limit by a deadly psychopath known only as "The Artist". The killing spree begins with the brutal murder of a Hollywood superstar and if Jake is not careful, could end way to close to home. The clock is ticking and Jake must find a way to thwart the killer before it's too late.
An influential African-American scholar offers a thoughtful, multifaceted look at pride as both an indispensible virtue or as a deadly sin, analyzing the diverse dimensions of pride from a philosophical, theological, historical, political, and social perspective.